Weekly high school sports highlights

  • Kimberly Lynn jumps up to block while Malina Fellows readies herself to pass the ball back over the net to ACS players during the Mariners' game at home on Friday, Sept. 30.
  • Sean Love gets ready to receive the ball at the edge of the Mariners' end zone with two seconds left on the clock in Homer's game against Voznesenka on Friday, Sept. 30. Homer High's team was the guest team, and beat Voznesenka 48-7.

Football

Sept. 30: Homer vs. Voznesenka

Final score: 42, 7 Homer

Homer Voznesenka

1st quarter: 6 0

2nd quarter: 8 7

3rd quarter: 20 0

4th quarter: 8 0

The Mariners finished off their season with a big win over the Cougars on Friday night in Homer.

Homer wrapped up the season with two straight victories to finish 2-6 overall, while Voznesenka ended at 1-6.

Led by the 243 rushing yard of freshman Noah Fisk, the Mariners broke open a 14-7 halftime lead with 20 third-quarter points.

Four Homer players took snaps in the quarterback position, led by Jack Heimbold’s 2-for-4 day. Heimbold struck for a pair of touchdown passes, both in the first half. Heimbold’s first score was caught by Justin Sumption 4 yards out for a 6-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

Heimbold then connected with Joe Ravin on a 20-yard touchdown early in the second quarter, putting Homer up 14-0 after a two-point run by Heimbold.

Voz responded by scoring with 12 seconds left before halftime when Azary Reutov carried the ball on a short scoring run.

Homer pulled away in the third quarter on a short Chris Cudaback touchdown pass, a short Fisk run and a long 67-yard Fisk scramble, which put the Mariners up 34-7 at the end of three quarters.

Overall, Homer outgained Voznesenka 454 yards to 70.

 

Results for Seward Invitational swimming meet

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay — 1. Soldotna, 2 minutes, 6.96 seconds; 2. Kenai, 2:11.22; 3. Soldotna, 2:12.76; 4. Homer, 2:28.00; 5. Soldotna, 2:31.74; 6. Seward, 2:37.56.

200 freestyle — 1. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 2:16.89; 2. Darby McMillan, Sol, 2:17.77; 3. Solstice Kraszeski, Hom, 2:36.14; 4. Kennedy Holland, Sol, 2:47.06; 5. Hope Quinn, Sew, 2:54.58; 6. Brittany Gilman, Ken, 3:03.98.

200 IM — 1. Lauren Kuhns, Hom, 2:21.43; 2. Portia Padilla, Sol, 2:30.63; 3. Katie Creglow, Sol, 2:38.89; 4. Lia Jacobsen, Hom, 2:51.98; 5. Arin Reger, Sol, 3:05.16; 6. Megan Koster, Sew, 3:25.45.

50 freestyle — 1. Madelyn Brennan, Sol, 27.82; 2. Alia Bales, Hom, 28.15; 3. JessiAnna McDonald, Ken, 28.82; 4. Kortney Birch, Sol, 28.87; 5. Alex Juliussen, Sol, 29.28; 6. Ruth Frederickson, Sol, 31.95.

100 butterfly — 1. Alia Bales, Hom, 1:14.14; 2. Faith Ivy, Ken, 1:15.36; 3. Kortney Birch, Sol, 1:21.09; 4. Kayla Raemaeker, Sol, 1:25.04; 5. Arin Reger, Sol, 1:34.34.

100 freestyle — 1. Sydney Juliussen, Sol, 58.80; 2. Portia Padilla, Sol, 58.98; 3. JessiAnna McDonald, Ken, 1:04.76; 4. Katie Creglow, Sol, 1:05.82; 5. Meghan Mullaly, Sew, 1:08.52; 6. Lia Jacobsen, Hom, 1:09.51.

500 freestyle — 1. Lauren Kuhns, Hom, 5:34.74; 2. Rachel Davidson, Sol, 6:10.67; 3. Mikaela Pitsch, Ken, 6:28.64; 4. Madelyn Brennan, Sol, 6:35.65; 5. Solstice Kraszeski, Hom, 6:51.43; 6. Savanna Ratky, Sol, 7:17.10.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai, 1:57.46; 2. Soldotna, 2:07.97; 3. Homer, 2:13.66; 4. Seward, 2:18.59; 5. Soldotna, 2:24.73.

100 backstroke — 1. Rachel Davidson, Sol, 1:08.67; 2. Alex Juliussen, Sol, 1:13.90; 3. Faith Ivy, Ken, 1:16.13; 4. Savaya Bieber, Ken, 1:32.81.

100 breaststroke — 1. Darby McMillan, Sol, 1:25.58; 2. Meghan Mullaly, Sew, 1:29.46; 3. Rachel Spence, Sol, 1:36.29; 4. Ruth Frederickson, Sol, 1:37.29; 5. Reyanne Carlson, Ken, 1:40.63; 6. Lindy Guernsey, Sew, 1:54.36.

400 freestyle — 1. Soldotna, 4:10.69; 2. Soldotna, 4:15.09; 3. Homer, 4:27.43; 4. Soldotna, 5:12.51.

BOYS

200 medley relay — 1. Kenai, 1:47.89; 2. Soldotna, 1:50.80; 3. Homer, 2:06.86.

200 freestyle — 1. Cody Watkins, Sol, 1:49.12; 2. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 2:10.12; 3. Kane Graham, Hom, 2:15.56; 4. Chase Keating, Ken, 2:16.18; 5. Theodore Castellani, Hom, 2:16.37; 6. Ian Reger, Sol, 2:31.09.

200 IM — 1. Jacob Creglow, Sol, 2:09.83; 2. Savaii Heaven, Ken, 2:12.99; 3. Caleb Frederickson, Sol, 2:26.11; 4. Jake Nelson, Hom, 2:29.56; 5. Will Gross, Sol, 2:33.59.

50 freestyle — 1. Cody Watkins, Sol, 22.27; 2. Hunter Reese, Ken, 24.28; 3. Zion Alioto, Ken, 25.48; 4. Joshua Park, Sew, 30.32; 5. John Grossl, Ken, 30.37; 6. Trapper Allen, Sew, 31.17.

100 butterfly — 1. Savaii Heaven, Ken, 58.98; 2. Connor Spanos, Sew, 1:01.09; 3. Jake Nelson, Hom, 1:05.72; 4. Theodore Castellani, Hom, 1:08.84; 5. Kane Graham, Hom, 1:13.24; 6. Ethan Dunn, Sol, 1:17.07.

100 freestyle — 1. Jacob Hall, Sol, 51.93; 2. Zion Alioto, Ken, 55.84; 3. Teddy Handley, Hom, 56.44; 4. Kylin Welch, Sol, 57.94; 5. Eric Kempf, Ken, 1:01.24; 6. John Grossl, Ken, 1:07.99.

500 freestyle — 1. Jacob Hall, Sol, 5:14.83; 2. Hunter Reese, Ken, 5:14.889; 3. Jacob Creglow, Sol, 5:31.88; 4. Dominic Alioto, Ken, 6:42.21.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Soldotna, 1:35.45; 2. Kenai, 1:51.16; 3. Soldotna, 1:57.67; 4. Homer, 2:19.01.

100 backstroke — 1. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 1:06.26; 2. Caleb Frederickson, Sol, 1:06.63; 3. Ethan Dunn, Sol, 1:17.24.

100 breaststroke — 1. Eric Kempf, Ken, 1:10.12; 2. Teddy Handley, Hom, 1:13.32; 3. Connor Spanos, Sew, 1:13.59; 4. Will Gross, Sol, 1:18.33; 5. Hunter Fitt, Ken, 1:20.30; 6. Chase Keating, Ken, 1:27.47.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Kenai, 3:40.81; 2. Homer, 4:00.98; 3. Soldotna, 4:07.38.

 

Volleyball

Sept. 30: Homer 3, ACS 0

The Mariners picked up a Southcentral Conference sweep Friday night at home over the Lions.

Oct. 4: Nikiski 3, Homer 1

The Nikiski Bulldogs pushed through to win a pair of hard-earned sets against Southcentral Conference volleyball opponent Homer on Tuesday before finishing it off with a flourish, claiming a 3-1 win over the Mariners at Nikiski High School. Nikiski won with scores of 25-23, 17-25, 28-26 and 25-7.

In the first game, Nikiski came back from trailing 23-20 to score the last five points in the win. In the second set, Nikiski held set point at 24-21, but Homer scored four unanswered points to set up a set point at 25-24. But the Bulldogs survived two Homer set points and notched three straight points to win it at 28-26.

After grinding out two set wins out of three, the Bulldogs ended the night with a flourish in the fourth and final set. Nikiski’s front line appeared to be everywhere at once, tipping balls onto Homer’s court and catching the Mariners’ back line off guard to rack up the kill points.

“They were covering our hitters and blockers well,” said Homer Coach Kristie Mastre.

In the final set, Nikiski jumped out to a 5-1 lead, then extended it to 10-3, before rattling off a 10-1 run to stake out a 20-4 lead with Melanie Sexton getting a few shots to the floor, forcing the Mariners to call timeout.

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